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1 Sustainable Workplaces:Sustainable Workplaces: The Workplace of the Future Diane Stoneman Director of Consulting and Training Start time: 10 am CST Official Sponsor © 2009 Winning Workplaces. May not be reproduced or distributed without expressed written permission of Winning Workplaces.

2 Our Beginnings Founded in 2001 by co-owners of Fel-Pro. Committed to small/midsize organizations building healthy, productive work cultures. Triple bottom line: Business, People, Community. About Winning Workplaces

3 - - Consulting - - Training - Webinars Online Clearinghouse About Winning Workplaces Success Stories

4 Top Small Workplaces Competition The Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal Winners profiled October 13, 2008, WSJ.com/Entrepreneur Winners profiled October 13, 2008, WSJ.com/Entrepreneur WinningWorkplaces.org WinningWorkplaces.org 2009 competition underway 2009 competition underway

5 Top Small Workplaces 2008 Top Small Workplace Winners ATA Engineering Decagon Devices Integrated Project Management (IPM) JA Frate Jackson's Hardware Jump Associates King Arthur Flour Company Landscape Forms Lundberg Family Farms New Belgium Brewing Phenomenex Rainforest Alliance Resource Interactive The Paducah Bank & Trust The Redwoods Group

6 Our Agenda Today Two stories of sustainable workplaces Philosophies and practices Impact on business and workforce Lessons learned Questions from audience

7 Featured Presenters Tensie Whelan Executive Director Rainforest Alliance New York, NY Tim Schultz Vice President of Administration Lundberg Family Farms Richvale, CA

8 International, nonprofit environmental and sustainable development organization Mission: protect ecosystems and the people and wildlife that depend on them by transforming Consumer behavior Business practices Land use practices Rainforest Alliance

9 Forest Products: certified 3% of working forests (115 million acres) in 61 countries. IKEA, Gibson USA, B&Q, Domtar, Klabin, Tembec, Gruopo Nueva. Agriculture: certified 3% of worlds coffee, 15% of bananas; 1 million acres and more than 30,000 farms working with companies (Kraft, Chiquita, Whole Foods Markets, United Nations, Citigroup). Certify coffee, tea, citrus, bananas, cupuaçu, guava, heart of palm, macadamia, plantain, pineapple, rubber, ferns and flowers, vanilla and mango. Tourism: Sustainable Tourism Network of the Americas, recruited more than 80 tour operators to source sustainably; reached more than 500K travellers, trained more than 4000 small and medium tourism operations in five countries. Transforming the Global Marketplace

10 Certificates world wide Friday, June 13, © Copyright Rainforest Alliance

11 Economic: Improved productivity, reduced costs, improved quality, market access, price Social: Improved conditions and worker pay; school, health care, good community relations Environmental: Improve water supplies, waste; improved handling of chemicals; biodiversity and habitat; reforestation and soil management Sustainability Certification

12 Find the seal at …

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14 Blackburnian Warbler, transient on coffee farm in El Salvador Baboons, certified coffee farm in Ethiopia Squirrel monkey, certified farm in Brazil Black-cheeked woodpecker, certified banana farm in the Caribbean Slope

15 Forest management Forest Stewardship Council certified Uncertified

16 Coffee Certified farm, shade-grown coffee Uncertified farm, coffee under sun

17 Water monitoring and analysis Certified farm Uncertified farm

18 Chemical storage Certified farm Uncertified farm

19 Worker housing Before certification After certification

20 Childrens welfare Uncertified farm Certified farm

21 Respect for natural environments, local peoples and all stakeholders Dedication to pioneering pragmatic innovations Sustainability achievable through collaboration and mutual success Unwavering commitment to integrity Our Core Values Our Core Values

22 Building careers; promoting from within. More than 50% in U.S. have been promoted at RA Work explicitly with young people Learning opportunities: training allowance, junior staff country stays, retreat trainings Flexibility: work from home, different countries, p-time; comp time, summer schedule. Building Careers

23 Diversity: hire women (50%) non-Americans (50%), different ages, etc Encourage social networking book clubs, swap meets, etc. Cross-divisional committees: sustainable operations and best practices Create a Warm Workplace

24 Positive feedback Staff anniversaries Positive feedback Staff anniversaries Global/national awards Renowned fellowships Global/national awards Renowned fellowships Recognizing Staff

25 Use FSC certified paper; double-side printing Use FSC certified paper; double-side printing Use RA certified coffee, tea, etc Use RA certified coffee, tea, etc Use plates, silverware, copsnot paper or plastic Use plates, silverware, copsnot paper or plastic Recycle and reuse paper and packaging Recycle and reuse paper and packaging Turn lights off; keep heat/AC use reasonable Turn lights off; keep heat/AC use reasonable Track and reduce carbon emissions and travel footprint Track and reduce carbon emissions and travel footprint Specify certified wood furniture, sustainable rugs, etc Specify certified wood furniture, sustainable rugs, etc Recycle cartridges, computers, etc. Recycle cartridges, computers, etc. Non-toxic cleaning materials Non-toxic cleaning materials Sustainable build-outs Sustainable build-outs Sustainable hotels when traveling; Prius rental cars Sustainable hotels when traveling; Prius rental cars Environmental Sustainability

26 Established 1937; third generation family business Leading organic, natural rice products: US & Canada 185 Employees Lundberg Family Farms®

27 1937 Lundbergs move from Nebraska during the dust bowl and start farming rice Dust Bowl to Rice Bowl

28 Initial Focus on Sustainable Farming Initial Focus on Sustainable Farming

29 Green-e Certified 100% Renewable Energy 2003 Sustainability scope extends to power source

30 Meet Consumer Needs Continuous Investment Environmental Awareness Build/Support Quality Workforce Sustaining our Company Today Sustaining our Company Today

31 Focus on family Employee-Focused Sustainability

32 Emphasize preventive care Free fruit and vegetables Shift stretching Exercise challenges EAP Employee Garden Focus on Wellness

33 Carpool Program

34 Celebrate Successes Competitive Compensation Continuing Education Safety Share Financial Success Succession Planning Employee-Focused Sustainability Employee-Focused Sustainability

35 Long-term Employment Average tenure 9 years 42 employees years 21 employee 20+ years Business Results

36 Consistently rising productivity per employee RevenueProfitability Volume Handled Business Results Business Results

37 Questions?

38 Feb 17 Wired to Care: How Companies Prosper When They Create Widespread Empathy Widespread Empathy Dev Patnaik, Co-founder/Managing Associate, and Dev Patnaik, Co-founder/Managing Associate, and Pete Mortensen, Communications Lead, Jump Associates Pete Mortensen, Communications Lead, Jump Associates Mar 24 Five Powerful Strategies to Develop and Retain Top Notch Technical Talent Technical Talent Tamsin Jolley, President, Decagon Devices Tamsin Jolley, President, Decagon Devices Jeff Young, Chairman & General Manager, ATA Engineering Jeff Young, Chairman & General Manager, ATA Engineering Apr 15 Exiting Gracefully – Options for Transitioning Ownership Corey Rosen, Executive Director & Co-founder, NCEO Corey Rosen, Executive Director & Co-founder, NCEO Upcoming 2009 Webinars

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